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Celebrate summer on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Summertime on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a time to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the area. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway provides the perfect start for a coastal vacation and forming special memories with your family. Pick one of our itineraries, or just strike out with our interactive map and enjoy the ride.

So many attractions to enjoy on the Scenic Byway

There are numerous attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you are a lover of history, nature or adrenaline rushes, we’ve got you covered.  In Mobile, check out the Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay. It’s collection of notable aircraft and museum ships ...Read More

Fresh seafood is always in season on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Fresh seafood is available year-round along the Gulf Coast. From Orange Beach to Bayou La Batre, you have your choice of reeling it in yourself or buying it from local markets.  Amberjack, red drum, grouper, sheepshead and so much more are caught and served fresh throughout the year.  In March and April, bluefish, cobia, flounder, ...Read More

2020-05-27T23:03:55-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Connecting with Land and Sea|Tags: , , |

Ready for a Gulf Coast vacation? Want to see more before you go?

Are you counting down to your next vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast? If you can’t wait to take in all the area has to offer, check out the video gallery section of our website.  Take a tour of downtown Fairhope and immediately feel connected. See the sights around the Fairhope Pier, including the fountain, ...Read More

2020-05-27T23:03:55-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Attractions|Tags: , , , , , |

Preserving precious lands

Conserving the plants and creatures that bring incredible beauty to our coast is one of our biggest missions. Countless partners work together to ensure the Alabama Gulf Coast natural habitat and wildlife will be here for future generations to enjoy. The name of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge comes from the French term meaning ...Read More

Visiting Graham Creek Nature Preserve

When visiting the Foley Byway, Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a stop for all ages to enjoy. If you love learning about the outdoors or just experiencing them, you’ll find plenty of unique opportunities at Graham Creek. Bring your young children or their school groups to Observe and Explore at the preserve’s structured learning events. ...Read More

Forts Still Guard Mobile Bay

On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More

Dauphin Island Soars as a Birding Spot

If you love the sounds of spring as much as you do the sights, make sure to make a stop at the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary holds a top-four spot in the nation for viewing spring migrations. Whether you cross the little bridge over to Dauphin Island or ferry over ...Read More